Community Programs

The Town of Innisfail together with FCSS offers various community  programs for all residents within Innisfail. From early learners & youth programs to family & adult programs we support all levels of growth and learning in our community. 

An FCSS grant is allocated to support the community in providing preventative social services and programs in Innisfail. For more information, or to apply for the grant, see FCSS Community Grant Program.

Community Programs for Children

Roots of Empathy

The Roots of Empathy program is delivered in schools to children in Grade one. The program's aim is to increase empathy – the ability to understand another person's feelings. Children learn to care about and respect each other, reducing incidents of bullying and aggression.

Unfortunately, the 2015 program has been cancelled due to whooping cough. Please see our press release for full details.

Press Release - Roots of Empathy Suspended Indefinitely 

Community Programs for Youth

Boys and Girls Club of Olds

  • The Side Door program
    Wednesdays 6:30-9:00 p.m.
    Second Friday of the month is Jam Night from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
    Fourth Friday of the month is Movie Night from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Afterschool program is offered from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Gymnastics for all ages is offered on various dates and times. 

Home Alone Training

Kidproof at Home Alone training is designed to give children the tools and knowledge to look after themselves while at home alone for short periods of time. Home Alone is recommended for kids 10 - 13 years old and is not a certified course.

What Kids Learn:

  • Their rights and responsibilities when at home alone
  • Safe practices when at home alone
  • How to respond safely to emergencies
  • How to keep constructively occupied 

For more information call 403-227-2924 or register online at

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

What every babysitter should know. This one-day course is offered two times per year (Spring and Fall), and will provide potential sitters with the techniques to become a more reliable, confident and safe babysitter. Certificate program is for youth ages 11-15 years. 

For more information call 403-227-2924 or register online at

Positive Ticketing Program

In cooperation with the local RCMP and Municipal Peace Officers, the positive ticketing program endeavors to increase positive interactions and improved relationships with law enforcement and youth, as well as increased awareness and recognition for the positive contributions youth make within our community.

Supported by the business sector and facilitated through FCSS, the RCMP and Peace Officers are able to give out approximately 200 tickets in our community.

Program runs June – Oct every year.

Community Programs for Family & Adults

Snow Angels

snow angel

Want to give back to your community in a meaningful way? Consider becoming a Snow Angel!

Snow Angels help remove snow from the driveways and walkways of those who cannot, and provide an extremely valuable service to the community.

With snow now beginning to fall, we’re asking all prospective Angels to sign up as soon as possible.

If you require the services of an Angel, or would like to volunteer as one, please contact Kane Williams, the Town's Recreation Program Co-ordinator, at 403-227-3376.

Block Party (May - September)

What is a Block Party?

  • It is a neighbourhood party organized and attended by people in your neighbourhood.
  • The neighbours who want to take part either help organize, show up or both!
  • Block Parties can be held in a number of different venues: on a neighbourhood street (street closure application applies) outside in a public park, inside a community hall, in a neighbour’s home, or a condo common area, to name a few.
  • A Block Party can be a lot of fun and bring neighbourhood residents closer.
  • Block Parties are sponsored by local businesses supplying free items to help make your party a success. Sponsorship
    is limited and varies season to season.

How to Kick-start Planning a Block Party?

  • Start with printing off the Tool Kit below. Read the document and follow the party planning suggestions and application instructions.
  • Use the Tool Kit suggestions and tools to reach out to your neighbours to create interest and ask for support.
  • When neighbourhood has committed to a Block Party, complete the application and supporting documents. Submit your application package to the Town Office at least three weeks before your party date (this is to ensure enough time to process the application and street closure is required)

Perks of Throwing a Block Party.

  • Have fun while you see this social gathering bring neighbours closer.
  • Neighbours knowing each other better opens the door to neighbourhood organized activities such as spring cleaning, snow shoveling, gardening, etc.
  • Closer neighbours create safer communities and instill a sense of pride and belonging in your community.

Download the Block Party Toolkit below to start your application today:

Block Party Tool Kit 2017

For information on any of these programs, contact the Town of Innisfail 403-227-3376

Community Services

Recent News

Upcoming Events

Farmers Market
August 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Creating a Pinhole Projector
August 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
5-90 Slo-Pitch Tournament 2017
August 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Program Guide

Check out our seasonal program guide for even more opportunities to participate and become involved in the Innisfail Community!